Rear End Accidents in North Carolina
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One of the most common types of car accidents is the rear-end collision, where a vehicle strikes another car from behind. In a rear-end car accident, there is clearer evidence of liability compared to other types of auto accidents. In most cases, the car that was hit was stopped at a stoplight, stop sign, or in traffic.
If you have been injured in a rear-end collision caused by a negligent driver, our Charlotte personal injury attorneys at Price, Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. are committed to helping you recover your entitled compensation and recover from injury. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we can investigate your case, collect evidence, negotiate with insurance providers, and get the best settlement possible on your behalf.
Determining Liability in Rear End Collisions
The basic speed law of North Carolina requires that motorist always remains far enough behind the vehicle in front of them to be able to stop in a safe manner, avoiding collision with the vehicle they are following. Due to this legal requirement, a rear end collision is almost always the fault of the car behind.
Common causes of rear-end accidents include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Intoxicated driving
- Heavy traffic
- Road rage
- Auto part malfunction
- Fatigued driving
However, it is possible to be found at least partially liable if your brake lights were not working when the accident occurred. Or if you make a sudden stop to make a turn without signaling and then fail to follow through, you could be held partially at fault for the rear end collision.
Remember, North Carolina is a contributory negligence state, which means a plaintiff cannot recover compensation if they are at least partially liable for the accident. Insurance companies will do their best to find any evidence of liability to prove you were somewhat at fault for the accident, which is why it is important to retain skilled legal representation from a qualified attorney to protect your rights and best interests.
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The responsible driver should pay for any damage that results from striking your vehicle from behind. However, our Charlotte car accident lawyers will make sure you receive the most favorable settlement possible to cover medical expenses, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering. Do not wait until you recover from your injuries because you may lose out on monetary damages you deserve.
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